Mark Twain hailed the cherimoya as “deliciousness itself,” and Baron Alexander von Humbolt, a German scientist, and explorer was said to have thought the cherimoya worth a trip across the Atlantic. (Times, 1991) So hellooo, why wouldn't we want to give it a try! See below for more information on this yummy fruit and easy ways you can incorporate it into your diet!
Fragrance: Floral Banana, Vanilla
Harvest Season: December - May
Common Culinary Uses: Smoothies, Sorbet, Ice Cream, Pudding, and Raw
Origin: Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia
Current Growing Regions: California, Spain, South America
Price: $7 per pound
Cherimoyas are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese. A single cherimoya contains more than five grams of protein or about 10% of an average person’s recommended daily value. (USDA, 2019)
Combine the Cherimoya with yogurt, orange juice, honey, wheat germ, and crushed ice in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth and frothy. Adjust the sweetness with more honey or orange juice and serve.
Chef Timothy Silva
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The Journey Team
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